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One of the brainier events during this Winterskol weekend, is the presentation by the Aspen Center for Physics called "Nature's Smallest Rotary Engine." Physicist Kazukiko Kinosita from Waseda University in Japan will discuss the science behind how and why we eat and breathe. Heady stuff...

Winterskol, Aspen's annual winter festival, opens on Thursday, January 8 with the Mad Hatter's Ball, a recently-revived Aspen event. Crazy hats, the sillier the better, are a must, so start planning your chapeau for the evening. The ball begins at 7:30pm at the Wheeler Opera...

Mountain Rescue Aspen presents a two-day avalanche awareness workshop this week, January 9 and 10. The fundamentals of avalanche awareness will be covered, including hazard evaluation, snow pit demonstrations, beacon search and much more. It's crucial information for anyone who skis, boards, snowshoes or snowmobiles...

The Academy Screenings continue today with three presentations at the Wheeler Opera House. First up is the "Lego Movie" at 3pm, providing laughs for every age, with plenty of sassy pop culture references for adults and the charm of a complete cast of Lego characters...

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